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The Iranian Zarathustrian origins of Christmas (tags)
The ancients believed that December 25th (according to the Julian calendar) was the birth date of Mithra, the legendary Iranian warrior-cum-superhero, who represented Ahura Mazda (God) in his age-old battle against Ahriman, or Satan.
Freedom: A Christological Contribution (tags)
Christmas is a revolution, a new beginning and a change of loyalties where weakness becomes strength and power is seen as blindness. Poverty of spirit keeps us from the idolatry of riches and power as ends-in-themselves.
The Battle of the Elect (tags)
The Iraq war involves a western ideology about a profane crusade - armed with a pseudo-theology and the same misuse of the Bible as a thousand years ago. According to the New Testament, an unconditional non-aggression to the end of time is in effect.
The Social Contract and God's Reign (tags)
The truth will set us free but the truth is a process, not a cudgel. Discovering the Bible in the Bible, the kerygma or proclamation of Jesus, is vital to disarm the literalists, Litera-lism can repress mystery, uncertainty, diversity, engagement and interdependence,
The Way of the Hero and the Loss of the Center (tags)
The demystification of the world through science is both a gain in enlightenment and a loss..Natural phenomena have lost their symbolic content..We no longer experience ourselves as part of a world to which every-thing is significant.